Instrument Technician / 40 Hours / Rotating / BWH OR

Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) - Boston, MA (30+ days ago)4.2

Responsible for the preparation of standard and special instrument kits. Sorts, inspects, and assembles instruments according to surgery schedules. Inspects all instruments for damage, tests special air power instruments and performs minor maintenance. Responsibilities include functioning as a Processing Technician on assigned weekend.

Removes instruments from washer sterilizer.
Sorts and inspects all instruments for damage.
Assembles instruments into standard and special kits.
Initiates instrument count by documenting quantity of instruments in each kit.
Labels instrument kits and places them on rack to be wrapped and sterilized.
Tests power equipment after each cleaning.
Performs minor repairs on surgical instruments and equipment.
Orients new employees to Instrument Room.
Trains new Instrument Technicians.
Responsible to a given surgical service for maintaining proper par levels.
Checks and replenishes emergency Case Cart(s).
Prepares Orthopedic instruments to go out for refurbishing on a monthly basis.
Orders stock supplies for the Instrument Room.
Maintains quantity of count sheets for instrument kits, i.e. inventory, copying, filing.
Works within the hospital and departmental policies regarding safety and infection control.

Receives, cleans, and decontaminates soiled instruments using detergents, disinfecting solutions, and washer sterilizers.
Disposes of contaminated trash and/or linen.
Handles contaminated items from OR or patient floors using universal precautions.
Performs daily maintenance on major sterilization equipment.
Operates major sterilization equipment.
Wraps, dates, and sterilizes all instruments and specialty items for distribution throughout the hospital.
Inspects all linen using a linen light table.
Documents sterilization criteria for quality control chart, i.e. correct pressure and temperature.
Assembles minor instrument sets.
Responds to OR needs via telephone, documents request and follows through with distribution of items requested.
Sets up Case Carts for surgical procedures on a routine and emergency basis.
Stocks shelves with supplies and instruments.


High School graduate or GED.
Nine months to one year training instrumentation required. One to two years Central Processing experience preferred.

Good eye to hand coordination.
Ability to rapidly identify a large variety of instruments.
Ability to work well under extreme pressure and stress.
A sound understanding of the English language.
Ability to think quickly and to use sound judgment in proper selection of emergency equipment.
Ability to establish priorities for job responsibility.
Demonstrates ability to maintain a level of strong concentration.
The job involves a large amount of time spent standing. The job also involves routine lifting of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. The job involves routine contact with caustic materials used in cleaning and disinfecting, infectious material, pressured steam equipment and Ethylene Oxide, which is regulated by the EPA.
There is a high level of noise, heat, and humidity due to the sterilization process.
EEO Statement Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.
Primary Location
: MA-Boston-Boston - BWH Main Campus
Work Locations
Boston - BWH Main Campus
75 Francis St
Boston 02115
: Health Technician/Technologist
: Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
: Full-time
Standard Hours : 40
: Rotating
Employee Status
: Regular
Recruiting Department : BWH OR
Job Posting
: May 22, 2018